Amru Al-Qays (crater)

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Amru Al-Qays (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 12°18′N 175°36′W / 12.3°N 175.6°W / 12.3; -175.6Coordinates: 12°18′N 175°36′W / 12.3°N 175.6°W / 12.3; -175.6
Diameter 50 kilometres (31 mi)
Eponym Amru al-Qays

Amru Al-Qays is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 50 kilometres (31 mi).[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Amru Al-Qays is named for the pre-Islamic Arab poet Amru Al-Qays.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moore, Patrick (2000). The Data Book of Astronomy. Institute of Physics Publishing. ISBN 0-7503-0620-3. 
  2. ^ "Amru Al-Qays". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. NASA. Retrieved 27 June 2012.